Monday, July 31, 2017

Shimmy Shack vegan food truck rebounds after vandals pour Gatorade in its gas tank

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 9:06 AM

The Shimmy Shack vegan food truck is back on the road after vandals dumped what appears to be Gatorade into its gas tank last week. Owner Debra Levantrosser tells MT that the suspects haven't been caught, the South Lyon Police are investigating, and she doesn't know who would try to sabotage...

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Friday, July 28, 2017

California Burgerz plans a September opening in Hamtramck

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 9:23 AM

A burger restaurant that will offer a selection of burgers made from fresh ingredients and serve as a new hangout spot for teenagers is in the works in Hamtramck. California Bugerz owner Hani Omasan, who owns the nearby Top Gearz used car lot, is modeling the new restaurant after California-based...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Circa 1890s Saloon will close next week, owner says

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Circa 1890s Saloon will lock up for the last time next week, co-owner Lela Cavins tells Metro Times. Her father, Steve Xantheas, has run the bar since 1974, but the 88-year-old is finally ready to step away from the business. "We decided it's time for him to retire," Cavins says....

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Katoi is getting ready to reopen

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Katoi appears taking steps toward reopening. The restaurant, which is one of "hip" Detroit's favorites, burned in a February fire that's being investigated as an arson. Five months later, its new interior at 2520 Michigan Ave. in Detroit is nearing completion, and the company posted on Facebook yesterday that it's...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Short's Brewing sells 20 percent stake to Heineken's Lagunitas

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:42 PM

On Wednesday, Bellaire and Elk Rapids-based Short's Brewing Company announced its sale of a 19.99% stake to California's Lagunitas Brewing Company. Though this may not seem like big news, Lagunitas was recently taken over by Heineken after what started as a 50% stake in the company in 2015. This...

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Ashe Supply Co. opens a second coffee shop next to the Atwater Brewery

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Ashe Supply Co. is rolling a second location in a former bar space in Rivertown. Eater reports that the shop is roasting in house beans from three to five different origins, serving nitro coffee, offering espressos, serving teas from Birmingham's Eli Tea, and offering fare from Avalon, Sister pie, and...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Blue Nile Ethiopian restaurant is considering a new location in Boston Edison

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:24 PM

The Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant could be part of a large new three-block, $12 million mixed-use development proposed for a site in the Boston Edison neighborhood. The site, at Rosa Barks Boulevard (formerly 12th Street) and Clairmount, is also a block away from where the 1967 rebellion started. The Detroit...

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Sip some of Europe's finest suds at Rock City's beer dinner

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:01 PM

When Rock City Eatery made its move from Hamtramck to Midtown in September, owner Nik Sanches planned a bar program that featured high end European beers that would be a rarity in Detroit. But when he opened, Michigander's general preference for IPAs and domestic beers over darker, heavier, fuller European...

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Electric Eye Cafe opens in Ann Arbor next week

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 9:12 AM

Electric Eye, a new coffee shop that plans to rotate beans from small roasters on a monthly basis, opens on Ann Arbor's north side on Monday. Owner Keelan Ferraiuolo - who has over 20 years of experience as a barista and in the coffee trade - and partner Rachel Pell will...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Mudgie's annual 'Lobster Week' returns today with even more lobster

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 3:54 PM

While Shark Week may be in full swing on your TV, a different kind of sea creature is getting the spotlight at a favorite Detroit deli. The famous "Lobster Week" returns for its sixth year in a row at Mudgie's Deli, bringing you more lobster than you could ever need,...

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